May 20, 2000 |
Old A.C. Green. Sitting like a dean. Watching the Lakers go far. Along came a bear, and sat on his hair. And everyone said, Dude, that's bizarre. * This is the story about the little green bear that sometimes sits atop the head of the Lakers' big power forward. Don't laugh. This is serious. He is an important figure. He represents an important ethic. He is about strength, endurance, respect. We're talking, of course, about the bear.
September 8, 1993 |
The plot took another turn in the ongoing A.C. Green saga on Tuesday, when the Lakers announced they pulled their five-year contract offer off the table and it was learned the Clippers have entered the bidding. This does not necessarily mean the end of the Green-Laker relationship. It is an indication of the team's growing frustration at negotiations having dragged out for much of the summer, not the severing of ties. "We value A.C.
August 24, 1993 |
Laker General Manager Jerry West, disputing the contention that he hasn't been aggressive in trying to re-sign free agent forward A.C. Green, said Monday the club stands by its second offer to Green. That offer is believed to be worth $3.6 million per season. Green earned $1.75 million last season, when he averaged 12.1 points and 8.7 rebounds. Green's agent, Marc Fleisher, has said the Lakers are lagging behind Phoenix and Portland in their pursuit of Green.
August 21, 1993 |
The Lakers are attempting to remain competitive for the upcoming season, and want forward A.C. Green to be part of it, a club spokesman said Friday. Green's agent, Marc Fleisher, told The Times on Thursday that he did not think the Lakers were aggressive in pursuing Green, an unrestricted free agent. "We definitely want A.C. back," said John Black, public relations director. "Obviously, the guy means a lot to the organization. Everybody loves him."
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February 26, 1992 |
Joseph Bishir, 9, said he's going to eat his vegetables from now on. Plus, he's going to continue riding his bike every day until he's as big and strong as Los Angeles Lakers A. C. Green and Vlade Divac, because "I want to be just like them," he said.
September 28, 1993 |
With speculation mounting that A.C. Green will sign with the Phoenix Suns, the Lakers have given their free-agent forward a new proposal that is believed to include a one-year termination clause. Whether that, along with five seasons in the neighborhood of $3 million each, will be enough to retain Green may be known as soon as today.
November 1, 2000 |
His record consecutive-games streak a day away from ending, former Laker A.C. Green signed a one-year contract Tuesday with the Miami Heat. Green had intended to attend tonight's ring ceremony at Staples Center. Instead, he was reunited with Coach Pat Riley, who promised the streak, which stands at 1,110 games, "will be taken care of." Though he missed all of training camp, Green will be in uniform tonight when the Heat opens its season against Orlando.
February 21, 1989 |
A lot of athletes, when they quit playing, would like to go into politics, would like to hang "Gov.," or "Sen.," or "Rt. Hon." in front of their names. The Lakers' A.C. Green would like to hang a "Rev." in front of his name. The Administration he'd like to be in is God's. Lots of players hanker to open their own bar. A.C. would like to open his own church. A.C. doesn't need pep talks in the locker room. He gets them out of a book.
November 3, 1993 |
What if they gave a homecoming and the guest of honor didn't show? The Phoenix Suns are listing A.C. Green as questionable for Friday's season opener against the Lakers at the Forum. Green has a strained lower back, suffered Monday in the Suns' exhibition finale against Utah at America West Arena.
October 27, 1999 |
On Tuesday night, forward Robert Horry, after missing the last two exhibition games because of a sore left knee, was back where Coach Phil Jackson hopes he'll stay: The starting lineup. A.C. Green, 36, has been starting, but Jackson would prefer that the younger, taller Horry, 29, earn the role. "I don't want to use A.C. for 30 minutes a game and burn him out early in the year," Jackson said before the Lakers' exhibition game in Las Vegas against the Phoenix Suns.